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    • evilashe

      I’m a lesbian and a single mom (by choice, and with no plan to change that anytime soon, if ever!) with a 4 year old daughter and a 13 year old son. Their dad is a close friend of mine from high school, and he and his family are a huge and very important part of our lives… I consider many of his family members my closest friends and our biggest support system-way more than my own relatives are. I haven’t been in a serious relationship since my son was very young, so it’s been just the three of us for almost all of their lives. It’s been both incredibly amazing and, at times, incredibly difficult…there are definitely days when I feel overwhelmed and outnumbered, but my kids are amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing about our family.

    • evilashe

      You should have seen Forks before Twilight. Last time I was there was for a high school drama class trip, just as the logging industry was slowing down in WA in the early 90s…their school asked ours to bring our “don’t do drugs, don’t get STDs” play to show kids in third through 12th grades. First kid we met was 13 and introduced herself as the “town pump.” Her friend was the self described “town bicycle.” I grew up a couple hours away and that place horrified me. Everyone seemed really nice, just a depressed logging town with not much going on. It’s beautiful though.

    • evilashe

      I always recommend the novel Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. It’s long, but absolutely worth reading. It combines historical philosophy lessons with some typical teen girl issues (Sophie is 15) and has a mystery woven through the storyline. I’ve read it every couple years for the past decade and learn something new every time. I recommend this book so often that I end up having to buy a new copy for myself when I want to read it because I’m always giving it to someone. I think it’s a great book to read whenever you’re at a point where you need to make a difficult decision or are going through major life changes.

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